Who we are

Passionate, focused, and effective.

Working hand in hand with our customers, we create innovative nature-inspired solutions that improve lives. 

Our team

Emilien Di Gennaro

With over 15 years of managerial experience in diverse environments and companies, Emilien has demonstrated his ability to drive business toward profitable growth and decided to use this expertise in impact-driven business. 

Emilien has significant experience of developing business in Africa, most recently building up a Senegal and Mali business for PEG Africa, the leading provider of PayGo solar equipment in West Africa. In his time there, he grew the company from 5 employees to 200 enabling them to provide 20,000 households with life-changing solar equipment, having achieved profitability in the first year of operations.

Nick Butler

An economist by background, Nick joined SureChill as a non- Executive Director in 2019. Having spent much of his earlier career in senior roles in the energy sector, most notably as BP’s Group Vice-President for Strategy and Policy Development between 2002 and 2006. Nick has also served as a Special Advisor on energy matters to the UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown and, between 2010 and 2018 as Chair of the Cambridge Centre for Energy Studies.

Nick is currently a visiting professor at King’s College London and founding chairman of the Kings Policy Institute.

David Small
MD Africa

With over 30 years of experience growing businesses and distributors across Africa David, in his role as MD Africa, heads-up continent-wide operations. His prime responsibility is to introduce and scale the sales of the recently developed Off Grid Fridge (H&SB). Tapping into distributors in the relevant channels to leverage their existing in-market and customer knowledge and the trust they have built up with their customers. 



George Mudhune
Commercial Director
East Africa

Pauline Njeri
Consumer Insight & Marketing Manager

Jacob Oyugi
Business Development Manager, East Africa

Ceri Jones
Global Partnership Manager

Paul Saunders
Global Commercial Director

Paul joined the Company in 2014 and has developed significant experience across all aspects of the business with particular focus on the global vaccine cold chain equipment sector. CIMA and MBA qualified with 15 years in finance roles within various international companies he is now the Global Commercial Director at SureChill.

Luis AlonsoPillon
Global Program Execution & Business Development Manager

Izzy Carruthers
Designer & Product Manager


Ian Tansley
Inventor & Chief Innovation Officer

Ian is a design engineer and the inventor of the ground-breaking SureChill technology. He is passionate about developing technologies that improve the quality of life. With over 30 years’ experience working with partners in Africa and India, Ian has made it his mission to develop appropriate and sustainable solutions from renewable energy sources. Ian won the Institute of Refrigeration’s Gold medal in 2016 and holds multiple patents around the world for his inventions and is a regular speaker at international events.

Paul Bridges
Engineering & Supply Chain Director

Seasoned professional in quality and technical management having worked in both manufacturing and retail in Europe and Asia. Responsible within SureChill for bringing ideas to life, taking concepts through the development and manufacturing process to final product, always striving to exceed customer expectations. 

Duncan Kerridge
Senior R&D Engineer


David Mawby
Electronic Engineer


Andrew Caldwell
Principal R&D Engineer

Kai Chan
Quality Manager

Richard Chubb

Richard has devoted his working life to Africa and Asia. Having trained with PwC London, he has lived and worked in Egypt, Tanzania, Indonesia and the UAE. He has gained broad commercial and finance experience in the energy and medical services sectors. Richard is ACA qualified, holds a BA in Arabic from the University of Durham and an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Rebecca Brakenridge
Financial Accountant

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For any enquiries or if you’d like to find out more about what we’re doing at SureChill please get in touch with us here.

Innovation Village, Cardiff Edge Business Park,
Cardiff, CF14 7YT, UK
+44 (0) 3300 026 444
SureChill Africa
Nairobi Garage, Floor 3, Promenade building,
General Mathenge Rd, Westlands, Nairobi-Kenya
+254 (0) 110 090 559
+254 (0) 110 090 559

Refrigeration reinvented


SureChill is a revolutionary refrigeration technology. Regular cooling needs constant power, SureChill doesn’t.